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28 July 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Establish Disease-free Zones
KENYA - The Kenyan Government is making fresh attempts to establish livestock disease-free zones to expand the country's beef export market....
30 March 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Export Dairy Products to Zambia
KENYA - Kenya will start exporting dairy products to Zambia, top officials of both states have said. ...
18 December 2008
View news from Kenya Kenyan Cattle Gene Imports Rocket
KENYA - Kenyan imports of dairy genetics are growing at 11 per cent annually. The United States is the largest exporter of dairy genetics to Kenya and holds 73 per cent share. Kenyan farmers and consumers view U.S. products as high-quality....
20 May 2008
View news from Kenya Troubled Kenya: Drought, Violence and Feed Costs
KENYA - Poor Rains in Kenya are threatening to cost the dairy industry billions of shillongs in lost exports to the East African region, but there are other factors compounding the problem....
10 March 2008
View news from Kenya Kenyan Dairy Sector Struggling to Settle
KENYA - Joseph Ngera, a Nakuru based large-scale farmer, has failed to deliver milk to the processing factory since the beginning of the year when his entire herd of cows was stolen by raiders who took advantage of the recent post-election violence. ...
21 February 2008
View news from Kenya Violence Hit Kenya's Once Viabrant Dairy Sector
KENYA - Closed roads, burnt down animal feeds shops and either abandoned farms or slain animals, some of which having their meaty parts chopped off bit by bit even as they graze unattended to. This is the story explaining Kenya’s once vibrant dairy...
18 February 2008
View news from Kenya Livestock Traders Count Sh260m Losses in Kenya
KENYA - Traders in Narok have lost about Sh260 million since violence erupted in several parts of the country. ...
22 January 2008
View news from Kenya Unrest Affects Milk Deliveries in Kenya
KENYA - Milk deliveries to New Kenya Cooperative Creameries Eldoret depot have declined by half, due to post election violence in parts of the North Rift region reports The Nation. ...
19 December 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya Dairy Production Shoots Up
KENYA - Stabilised milk market prices and use of modern dairy techniques by dairy farmers have seen milk production in Kenya shoot to 3.7 billion litres up from 2.5 billion five years ago. ...
12 December 2007
View news from Kenya Cattle Breeders in Embryo Exchange Pact With S. Africa
KENYA - The Veterinary Department has stepped up efforts to improve dairy sector productivity through imports of Ayrshire embryos from South Africa. ...
16 November 2007
View news from Kenya EU Set to Milk Region With Subsidised Goods?
KENYA - "Dairy farmers in Kenya are doing well now," says Peter Wanyeki, as he flashes a big smile. "Before, when we went home to the village, you could never take enough money with you. Everybody was poor. But now the situation is different. The dairy...
15 November 2007
View news from Kenya Milk Sector Recovery Creates Demand for Heifers
KENYA - Growing demand for high-yielding dairy animals has caused a severe shortage of heifers in the country, forcing prices to nearly double in three years. ...
19 September 2007
View news from Kenya Kenyan Cheese Makers Come of Age
KENYA - In the cold misty hills of Limuru, David and Sue Brown have been making cheese for over 25 years. What started as a way to store their excess milk turned into Brown's Cheese. ...
08 August 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya Loses About 95 Million Litres Of Milk Annually Through Wastage
KENYA - Kenya is losing 95 million litres of milk worth approximately $15 million annually mainly due to poor handling and hygiene, a government official has said. ...
03 August 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya: Export Growth Piles Pressure On Milk Price
KENYA - Dairy farmers are hoping for better times ahead following the start of a costing review by the Government that sets the optimal producer prices for milk as export demand rises....
01 August 2007
View news from Kenya Export Growth Piles Pressure On Milk Price
KENYA - Dairy farmers are hoping for better times ahead following the start of a costing review by the Government that sets the optimal producer prices for milk as export demand rises. ...
26 June 2007
View news from Kenya Smart Card Technology To Revamp Milk Collection
KENYA - A smart card system being tested in the country is set to change the way milk farmers do business, by using technology to improve record-keeping and efficiency. ...
21 May 2007
View news from Kenya IFAD, Kenya Government In Dairy Project Plan
KENYA - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in conjunction with the Kenya government has initiated a six-year Small Holder Dairy Commercialisation Project (SCDP) in nine districts, a move likely to spur excitement in the sector,...
27 March 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya: Dairy Farmers' Land Grabbed
KENYA - Livelihoods of more than 4,000 dairy farmers in Busia and Teso districts are at stake after the grabbing of land belonging to their co-operative society....
20 March 2007
View news from Kenya Kenyas Milk Riches Turn To Powder
KENYA - The Kenyan Government has released Sh600 million for purchase of powder milk to be incorporated into the country's strategic food reserves. ...
09 February 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya: Protest At Milk Price Cut
KENYA - New KCC has reduced milk producer price drawing angry reactions from dairy farmers. The farmers argue that the move is likely to hurt the dairy sector...
31 January 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya mulls cattle vaccine as fever spreads
KENYA - The Kenyan government said on Tuesday that its scientists have started manufacturing livestock vaccines for Rift Valley fever, which has killed at least 150 people and threatened the country's beef sector. ...
09 January 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya: Official Calls for Farmers' Auction Day
KENYA - Nyandarua livestock officer Maina Kiondo has called for the establishment of an auction day in various markets in the district. ...
18 December 2006
View news from Kenya Kenya: Sh1.8bn Milk Going Down the Drain
NAIROBI - Kenya is losing Sh1.8 billion through milk wastage annually reports Kennedy Masibo and Francis Mureithi in The Nation....
11 December 2006
View news from Kenya Milk body signs new regional partnerships
KENYA - Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with dairy authorities in Uganda and Rwanda to promote Kenya’s exports of dairy products to the two countries...
08 December 2006
View news from Kenya Kenya: Cost of Hybrid Cattle Rises
NAIROBI - Dairy farmers in Rift Valley have appealed to the Government to subsidise the high cost of artificial insemination services to improve dairy cattle breeds in the region. The farmers suffer huge expenses in transportation costs for inseminators...
20 November 2006
View news from Kenya Kenya: Farmers Warned of Toxins in Dairy Feeds
KENYA - Almost half of animal feeds for livestock in Nairobi are contaminated with toxins dangerous to human health. ...
07 November 2006
View news from Kenya Equity unveils Sh500m for dairy farmers
KENYA - Equity Bank has extended a Sh500 million line of credit to dairy farmers delivering their milk to New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC). ...
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